Half Term events

The Museum lift will be unavailable to use until the end of September.
We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause, the lift is undergoing essential maintenance and improvements during this time.

Friday 28th October
11.00  – 15.00
Free, family, drop in

Want to learn how to draw dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals? Follow the step by step instructions on our worksheets to create your own drawings of some the museums most iconic prehistoric animals.

Walk like a dinosaurwalk like a dinosaur
Saturday 29th October
11.00 – 16.00
Free, family, drop-in
At the Polar Museum

Did dinosaurs paint their toenails?

As part of the Festival of Ideas we'll be popping up at the Polar museum where you can make and decorate your very own dinosaur feet to wear home

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 



For most people, the idea of finding old poo is disgusting, and the idea of dissecting it and sorting through it is even worse! Unless of course you’re a child of a certain age and the poo in question is dinosaur poo.

One of the questions most frequently asked by visitors to the Sedgwick Museum is what exactly are fossils and how do they form? This question also fascinated Agostino Scilla (1629-1700); an artist who lived in the Sicilian town of Messina during the 1600s. Scilla attempted to answer this question in his book La vana speculazione disingannata dal senso (Vain Speculation Undeceived by Sense), published in Naples in 1670.